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Cloud Advisory Manager

Job Location: London, Manchester

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00522492


- Job description

Role: Cloud Advisory Manager

Location: London or Manchester

Travel: up to 80%

Salary: 68,000 - 75,000 + Benefits




Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.


Accenture Operations combines technology that digitises and automates business processes, unlocks actionable insights, and delivers everything-as-a-service with our team's deep industry, functional and technical expertise. So you can confidently chart your course to consuming your core business services on demand, accelerate innovation and speed to market. Welcome to the "as-a-service" business revolution!


We are constantly seeking new ways to achieve high performance in our clients’ business operations! We provide technology-enabled business process services to deliver business outcomes.


Cloud Advisors enable customers to achieve their most challenging business and organizational goals through well-managed cloud strategy. They envision highly scalable, reliable and resilient cloud architectures that provide solutions to customer business problems and accelerate the adoption of cloud services.

As a trusted customer advocate, Cloud Advisors help organisations:

  • Developing a journey to cloud strategy and business case
  • Leading the customer over technical and business hurdles of cloud adoption
  • Understand, plan and implement best practices based on cloud scenarios  
  • Support migrations of enterprise application workloads to the cloud
  • Integrate a common strategy for cloud, security and DevOps
  • Leverage agile project management approaches and enabling diverse global teams to achieve fully operational cloud capabilities (Private, Hybrid and Public)

This role covers a broad range of relevant technologies including, cloud, ERPs, data centre, networking, security, compute, storage, database, enterprise applications, operating model, ITSM life cycle.


What responsibilities will you have?


  • Compile, deliver, and evangelise “journey to cloud” roadmaps that guide our clients towards deeper and broader cloud computing adoption
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to guide the “journey to cloud” strategy by convincing decision makers across multiple domains and working with Architects in each domain (Applications, Infrastructure, ERPs, etc.)
  • Compile and deliver architectural cloud and security guardrails and frameworks customised to our client’s requirements and needs
  • Cloud advisory: articulate business/industry drivers for adoption to cloud, integrate Cloud, Security and DevOps strategies, understand regulations and operational excellence (e.g., ITIL, SOX, Lean, Six Sigma); and apply IT Industry trends (e.g., Automation, IoT, Predictive Analytics)
  • Cloud business value: business case creation on the value of cloud and convince business and client executives of the value of executing a course of action to improve business performance and value
  • Process and methodologies: experience using industry enterprise frameworks and methodologies to deliver cloud capabilities and support migrations of enterprise application workloads to the cloud
  • Technology breadth: demonstrate cloud best practices applied across a breadth of technologies to solve organizational problems, articulate views/roadmaps for future development, and understand the interaction between infrastructure, operations, and development (e.g. Networking, Security, Storage, Compute, OS, Database, Application)
  • Cloud/Technology depth: demonstrate detailed knowledge of concepts, implementation, patterns, and issues of at least one technology area; demonstrate the ability to quickly assimilate information about new technologies and business models
  • Communications: fluently communicate with infrastructure, technical, architectural and business audiences by listening to the customer and collaborating with peer teams - verbally and in written form

What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Cloud and IT Architecture, IT Design and IT Environment (Requirements gathering and analysis, Conceptual cloud architecture, Building blocks, Workload types, Migration patterns and tools)
  • Cloud Operations and optimization (IT Operational best practices, ITIL process groups, deficiencies and remedies, Modern IT operating models)
  • IT lifecycle management, IT processes, Delivery (SDLC processes, PM methodologies, transition/migration phases, IT process groups, Business Process Optimization, Service delivery approaches and methods)
  • Driving cloud strategy, value realization, cost/benefit and business case
  • Implementing cloud capabilities (i.e. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack, DevOps, VMware, Hybrid/Public Cloud)
  • Support cloud migrations of enterprise application workloads to the cloud (SAP, Oracle, Application Portfolio Optimisation)
  • Effectively manage complex project portfolios through various project management methodologies
  • Ability to work with client management level, driving discussions and obtaining buy-in and commitment
  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, or Related Field
  • Experience of implementation/consulting experience on large-scale, enterprise-wide IT endeavours (architecture good to have)
  • Demonstrated technical depth in multiple disciplines: Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, VMware, Networking, Security, Storage, Compute, OS, Database, Application Integration
  • Experience developing Cloud business cases and roadmaps
  • Systems integration involving on-premises technology and public cloud platforms
  • History of successful technical sales consulting and architecture engagements
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with technical, architectural and management audiences
  • Proven strong written communication skills

 What academic qualifications do you need? 

  • Masters/MBA degree preferred
  • Professional experience architecting/operating solutions built on AWS, Azure & Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Professional experience architecting / operating solutions build with Puppet, Chef, Docker, Kubernetes, Openstack
  • Value added certifications: PMP, MCSE, VCP, VCDX, RHCE, AWS CSA

What’s in it for you?


All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.


On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!


What are the next steps?


If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.


About Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.


Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2018

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.


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